Brooke Burke, co-host of Dancing With The Stars, confessed exclusively to In Touch at Operation Smile's 8th Annual Smile Event in NYC that she developed a lifelong friendship with Kendra Wilkinson during her time on the show, prior to her elimination. “I know what it’s like to be so fearful on a show like that and I saw her discover things about herself and I loved watching that process,” Brooke said. “I love the mother that she is. And I will keep in touch with her. We really clicked and bonded. I think she’s a great girl.”
Brooke, 39, admitted that the competition was stiff this season, and that she thought Kendra did a terrific job. “I think that it’s a really tight race this season. I actually thought she was finally coming into her own,” Brooke added.” I was surprised to see her go, honestly. But I think anybody can go any week now. It’s not like other seasons. I don’t know who is going to win!”
Brooke has been engaged to actor David Charvet, 38, since August 2006, but they’re in no rush to the altar. As she looked lovingly at her attentive hubby, she told In Touch that their relationship was stronger than ever, even without a marriage contract! “It works! It works for us. I mean, we’re so married! We’re so married, but not married!” Brooke laughed.
And what keeps them strong? “Family. We have four kids. They’re our priority and our commitment. We just love being with our family!”